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By Bill Glauber | July 6, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova, reunited as a Grand Slam doubles team for the first time in two years, fell one step short of reaching the Wimbledon women's final yesterday.After defeating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Helena Sukova, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in a rain-delayed quarterfinal, Shriver and Navratilova had to play a semifinal match. But the team that has shared 20 Grand Slam victories was beaten by Larisa Savchenko and Natalia Zvereva, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.Savchenko and Zvereva will meet Gigi Fernandez and Jana Novotna in the final.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2010
Pam Shriver put on a charity ball last week at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, and just as the live-auction portion of the evening was winding down, Martina Navratilova popped up and offered to donate tennis lessons to the highest bidder. Her surprise gesture brought in an extra $15,000 for cystic fibrosis research. Sounds like a sweet ending to the evening. And it would have been, if celebrity baker Duff Goldman hadn't been cued at that very moment to make a grand, music-filled entrance on the stage to present Shriver with a cake.
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March 17, 1999
Kids AskWho inspired Martina Hingis to play tennis?Candace C., 12Sandy, UtahMartina's mom, Melanie, played pro tennis from 1970 to 1979. Melanie named Martina after tennis legend Martina Navratilova.Melanie started teaching her daughter to play tennis when Martina was 3. Martina played her first tournament at age 5!"I loved tennis right from the beginning," says Martina.Mystery AthleteThe Clues:This Mystery Athlete is a shot-blocking machine. Using the clues below, can you figure out who he is?
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2005
The Mercantile Tennis Challenge is going retro this year, as originator Pam Shriver makes plans to celebrate the 20th annual event. At least three former world No. 1 tennis stars and International Tennis Hall of Famers - John McEnroe, Jim Courier and Martina Navratilova - have already agreed to take part Nov. 14 at 1st Mariner Arena. This will be the first time since 2000 that the challenge has been played in November, and Shriver voiced some relief about moving away from a December date, saying November provides "some comfort" as bad weather is less likely and there are fewer Christmas parties to contend with.
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By Sandra McKee | September 5, 1995
NEW YORK -- At some point today, Cal Ripken will receive a gift from Pam Shriver and her fellow players at the U.S. Open.Shriver, an Orioles part-owner who plans to be at Camden Yards when Ripken ties Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games if her tennis schedule permits, will present Ripken with a framed 1995 U.S. Open poster signed by some of tennis' biggest stars.From Pete Sampras: "To Cal, a class act on and off the field. Keep up the fine example."From Jim Courier: "Cal, a true American hero, keep up the great work."
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By Bill Glauber | June 29, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- Martina Navratilova will be playing in her 22nd straight Wimbledon after all.A day after it was announced that Steffi Graf had bailed out on their doubles partnership because of a bad back, Navratilova was included on yesterday's mixed doubles draw sheet with Jonathan Stark."
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June 13, 1991
JurisprudenceJudge Catherine Gant, presiding over Judy Nelson's palimony suit against tennis star Martina Navratilova, removed herself from the case but declined to give her reasons until after the proceedings are concluded.Navratilova, playing in a tournament in Birmingham, England, said she is "saying nothing on the advice of my lawyers."* A Texas appeals court upheld a paternity lawsuit against Washington Redskins wide receiver Ricky Sanders that orders him to pay $10,000 a month to support a child who required constant medical monitoring because she had frequent breathing problems and was at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
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July 18, 1991
Basketball* The Baltimore 13-and-under AAU team has won its first three games in the national tournament in Roanoke, Va. Baltimore defeated Missouri, 76-58, Charlotte, N.C., 56-41, and Oakland, Calif., 70-54. Tommy Polley and Daniel Schick have been the leading scorers at 17 and 16 per game, respectively.TENNIS* Martina Navratilova and her former companion, Judy Nelson, watched in court the videotape that recorded their signing of a cohabitation agreement in 1986. Nelson is suing the tennis star for half of the assets accumulated during their seven-year relationship, which Navratilova broke off earlier this year.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 26, 1994
Tennis is usually a little more predictable than politics, and since Pam Shriver takes nothing for granted when she plays tennis, she certainly isn't going to when it comes to the Women's Tennis Association Tour Players Association's race for president."
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By Bill Free | September 11, 1991
Martina Navratilova and Jennifer Capriati, two women wh lived in the headlines almost every day in the U.S. Open the past two weeks, will be coming to Baltimore on Nov. 26 to play in Pam Shriver's Sixth Annual First National Bank Tennis Festival presented by The Baltimore Sun at the Baltimore Arena, Prince Racquet area representative Herb Sweren said yesterday.Navratilova, 34, and Capriati, 15, will meet in a singles match to highlight an evening of tennis that also is expected to include Shriver and local pro Elise Burgin.
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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 22, 2004
WIMBLEDON, England - This was women's tennis on grass at Wimbledon, where no one understands, really, how to serve and volley, or rush the net, or handle the slips and slides, the funny bounces and odd pace. But this was also a 47-year-old woman playing a 24-year-old. It could have been a mother playing her daughter. That's what Catalina Castano of Colombia thought when she looked across the net at Martina Navratilova. "That thought crossed my mind," Castano said. "Martina is about the same age as my mother."
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March 17, 1999
Kids AskWho inspired Martina Hingis to play tennis?Candace C., 12Sandy, UtahMartina's mom, Melanie, played pro tennis from 1970 to 1979. Melanie named Martina after tennis legend Martina Navratilova.Melanie started teaching her daughter to play tennis when Martina was 3. Martina played her first tournament at age 5!"I loved tennis right from the beginning," says Martina.Mystery AthleteThe Clues:This Mystery Athlete is a shot-blocking machine. Using the clues below, can you figure out who he is?
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1998
Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport came into the Chevy Chase Bank Tennis Challenge last night planning to serve well and make No. 3 Jana Novotna pay for as many trips to the net as possible.It was a serious game plan from the woman, who, like Novotna, had talked about how this exhibition match would be more of a fun show than serious combat.They kept their words about the fun, as they laughed and joked with one another and the crowd. But they also ended up playing some mighty serious tennis.In the end, it was Davenport beating Novotna at her own net game down to the last feathery drop volley for a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1998
After six sets of doubles spread over two nights, it was long past the time for some good old-fashioned singles play. And Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova certainly didn't disappoint the Virginia Slims Legends Tour crowd last night at the Baltimore Arena.Shriver admitted to being nervous before the match. Imagine someone who, at age 16, played in the final of the U.S. Open in the cavernous Flushing Meadows stadium in New York and before a national television audience against Chris Evert getting a case of sweaty palms nearly two decades later.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1998
The woman sitting across the table amiably chatting about tennis, the Williams sisters and the future of the game is Zina Garrison, but she has only a vague resemblance to the Zina Garrison who retired from professional tennis last year.This woman looks different. She is glamorous and slim. Her hair is styled. Her eyes sparkle. Her smile is free and easy."A lot of people say I look different," said Garrison, laughing. "It's lack of stress."She sounds different, too.In 1990, as Garrison waited to step onto the green grass of Centre Court for the Wimbledon final, she said she hoped her achievement -- being the first African-American woman to reach a Grand Slam final since Althea Gibson in 1958 -- would inspire a generation of minority players.
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By Sandra McKee | September 5, 1995
NEW YORK -- At some point today, Cal Ripken will receive a gift from Pam Shriver and her fellow players at the U.S. Open.Shriver, an Orioles part-owner who plans to be at Camden Yards when Ripken ties Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games if her tennis schedule permits, will present Ripken with a framed 1995 U.S. Open poster signed by some of tennis' biggest stars.From Pete Sampras: "To Cal, a class act on and off the field. Keep up the fine example."From Jim Courier: "Cal, a true American hero, keep up the great work."
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By Don Markus | September 7, 1993
NEW YORK -- This stuff about the Maleeva sisters at the U.S. Open is getting confusing. Was it Katerina, the middle child of Bulgaria's most famous tennis family, whipping up on the baby, Magdalena? Or was it their married sister, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere?To sort things out, there are now just two Maleevas left in the quarterfinals of the Open: unseeded Katerina, who ran her record to 4-0 against No. 10 seed Magdalena with a 6-2, 6-3 victory yesterday. Manuela, the 11th seed, will meet Kimiko Date of Japan today.
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By Sylvia Badger | November 29, 1991
LOVE IS THE ANSWER: Thanks to the efforts of our Gal Friday, Pam Shriver, the Children's Hospital & Center for Reconstructive Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis and the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons Association have shared a million dollars since 1986. That's when Shriver held her first First National Bank Tennis Festival presented by The Baltimore Sun For a Child's Benefit.During that five years, she has lured tennis greats Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati, Elise Burgin, Monica Seles, Zina Garrison, Natalia Zvereva, Carling Bassett and Larisa Savchenko to play tennis in Baltimore.
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By MILTON KENT | July 28, 1995
The waiting and wondering are over. Monica Seles is returning to competitive tennis, as of tomorrow's ballyhooed exhibition against Martina Navratilova (Ch. 13, 2 p.m.) at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Convention Center.But CBS analyst Mary Carillo, who will call the match alongside Tim Ryan, cautions against quick assessments of Seles' physical and mental condition from the match."It [the match] is meaningful only in that it will be her first time. I don't think the outcome or even her performance is all that important.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
When Monica Seles returns to competitive tennis July 29 in Atlantic City, N.J., for an exhibition match against Martina Navratilova, she will come back to the game she loves as the co-No. 1 player in the world alongside Steffi Graf.Seles was No. 1 when she was stabbed in the back 27 months ago at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany, by a fan of Graf's who wanted Graf to regain the top ranking."We'll make the official announcement [today or tomorrow]," Navratilova said yesterday via conference call of the agreement that will rank Seles co-No.
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